Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Figuring It Out On the Fairy Falls Trail

Actually, that title is slightly misleading. I didn’t really begin to decipher this whole volcanic rhyolite lava thing that’s on the ground in Yellowstone until a couple days after my hike to Fairy Falls last week. It must have been seeing that osprey hovering intently above the Firehole River that set me off to thinking.

OspreyFishing AboveFirehole River
Or perhaps it was the dragonfly perched in the pine.

Dragonfly(b)




Could it have been the frog nestled in the marsh grass?

FrogPhotoIt might have been the bison, off in the distance…

BisonGrazing

MarshWren Singing


Or maybe it was the marsh wren singing in the tree?





This slender blue creature surely had something to do with my “Aha!” moment.

BlueInsect

What are these Yellowstone rocks? As I glanced back at Fairy Falls tumbling off the volcanic cliffs, I was determined to discover an answer.

FairyFalls


YellowstoneNP

AirplaneCloud

3 comments:

  1. Nina, What were you thinking?

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  2. Sometimes it takes the small reminders to see the Big picture.

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  3. My thoughts eventually end up in the direction they were heading, geologically speaking. Stay tuned!

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